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threetip sagebrush (Artemisia tripartita)
Common Names threetip sagebrush
Family Composites, Sunflower
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti )Abutilon theophrasti
Common Names velvetleaf
Family Mallow
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description A large, aggressive annual weed.
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Noxious
Russian knapweed (Acroptilon repens)
 Acroptilon repens
Common Names Russian knapweed, hardheads
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Pink, rose
Plant Type Shrub
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Noxious, Yes
Serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)Amelanchier alnifolia
Common Names saskatoon, serviceberry
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description 5 petals.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus )Artemisia dracunculus
Common Names tarragon
Family Composites, Sunflower
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
wormwood, white sage brush (Artemisia ludoviciana )Artemisia ludoviciana
Common Names white sage brush, wormwood, white sagebrush
Family Composites, Sunflower
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
big sage, sagebrush, big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata)
Artemisia tridentata
Common Names big sage, sagebrush, big sagebrush
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Watershed Malheur, Owyhee, Snake, Weiser
Weed No
fourwing saltbush (Atriplex canescens )Atriplex canescens
Common Names fourwing saltbush
Family Goosefoot
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Native , Yes
Weed No
shadscale saltbush (Atriplex confertifolia )Atriplex confertifolia
Common Names shadscale saltbush
Family Goosefoot
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
littleleaf brickelbush, small-leaved brickellia (Brickellia microphylla)
Brickellia microphylla
Common Names littleleaf brickelbush, small-leaved brickellia
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Green-white
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
butterfly bush (Buddleja sp.)
Buddleja sp.
Common Names butterfly bush
Family Butterfly bush
Plant Type Shrub
Native No
Weed Yes
White Mountain Heather (assiope mertensiana)Cassiope mertensiana
Common Names white mountain heather
Family Heath
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description small, white, bell-like flowers
Native Yes
Weed No
buckbrush, snowbush (Ceanothus velutinus)
Ceanothus velutinus
Common Names buckbrush, snowbush
Family Buckthorn
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Leaves persistent, N fixing genus. Leaves: Shiny upper side
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Prince's-Pine (Chimaphila umbellata)
Chimaphila umbellata
Common Names Prince's-Pine
Family Heath
Flower Color Pink, rose
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Very short shrubby perenial.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
green rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus)Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus
Common Names green rabbitbrush, Yellow rabbitbrush
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellowish
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Yellow rabbitbrush is common in the intermountain west. It is an early succession plant following fire.
Native Yes
Weed Yes
red-osier dogwood(Cornus stolonifera)
Cornus stolonifera
Common Names red-osier dogwood
Family Dogwood
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Red branched shrub.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
cryptantha (Cryptantha sp.)
Cryptantha sp.
Common Names cryptantha
Family Borage
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Weed No
Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium)
Datura stramonium
Common Names Jimsonweed
Family Potato
Flower Color White/Purple
Plant Type Shrub
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Yes
common teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)
Dipsacus fullonum
Common Names common teasel
Family Teasel
Flower Color Brown - purple
Plant Type Shrub
Introduced Europe
Weed Yes
gray rabbitbrush, rubber rabbitbrush, gray rabbit brush, rubber rabbit brush (Ericameria nauseosa)
Ericameria nauseosa
Common Names rubber rabbitbrush, gray rabbitbrush, gray rabbit brush, rubber rabbit brush
Family Composites, Sunflower
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Gray rabbitbrush (Ericameria nauseosa) grows throughout Malheur County and surrounding areas of the intermountain west. It is an early succession plant following fire. Gray rabbitbrush is also known as rubber rabbitbrush and is a member of the Composite or Aster family.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
yellow buckwheat (Eriogonum flavum)

Eriogonum flavum
Common Names yellow buckwheat
Family Buckwheat
Flower Color Yellow, red
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
cushion buckwheat, oval-leafed eriogonum (Eriogonum ovalifolium)
Eriogonum ovalifolium
Common Names cushion buckwheat, oval-leafed eriogonum
Family Buckwheat
Flower Color Cream white
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
strict buckwheat (Eriogonum strictum)
Eriogonum strictum
Common Names strict buckwheat, Blue Mountain buckwheat
Family Buckwheat
Flower Color White-pale pink
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Very low growing.
Native Yes
Weed No
spiny greasebush (Glossopetalon spinescens )
Glossopetalon spinescens
Common Names spiny greasebush
Family Crossosoma
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
Hopsage (Grayia spinosa)Grayia spinosa
Common Names hopsage, spiny hopsage
Family Goosefoot
Flower Color Pink, Yellow, Creamy White
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Formerly Atriplex spinosa.
Native Yes
Weed No
salt heliotrope (Heliotropium curassavicum L.) Heliotropium curassavicum L.
Common Names salt heliotrope
Family Borage
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
Ocean Spray (Holodiscus discolor)Holodiscus discolor
Common Names ocean spray
Family Rose
Flower Color Cream white
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
alpine laurel, swamp laurel (Kalmia microphylla)
Kalmia microphylla
Common Names alpine laurel, swamp laurel
Family Heath
Flower Color Pink, purple
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata)Krascheninnikovia lanata
Common Names white sage, winterfat
Family Goosefoot
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
labrador tea(Ledum groenlandicum)
Ledum groenlandicum
Common Names labrador tea
Family Heath
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall and many locations
Native Yes
Weed No
Twinflower (Linnaea borealis) close-upLinnaea borealis
Common Names twinflower
Family Honeysuckle
Flower Color Pink
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description A very small shrub like vine that grows as an understory in pine forests, 4 in tall, hugs soil or rock surface.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
black twinberry (Lonicera involucrata)
Lonicera involucrata
Common Names black twinberry
Family Honeysuckle
Flower Color Pale yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
red twinberry, Utah honeysuckle (Lonicera utahensis)
Lonicera utahensis
Common Names red twinberry, Utah honeysuckle
Family Honeysuckle
Flower Color Pale Yellow or Red
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Spur Lupine (Lupinus arbustus)Lupinus arbustus
Common Names spur lupine
Family Legume or Pea
Flower Color Yellow, white, purple
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
Oregon Grape (Mahonia repens)Mahonia repens
Common Names Oregon grape
Family Barberry
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Grape-like berries. Leaves: Prickly toothed leaflets
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Monardella (Monardella odoratissima)Monardella odoratissima
Common Names monardella
Family Mint
Flower Color light purple
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
ninebark(Opulaster malvaceus)
Opulaster malvaceus
Common Names ninebark
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
showy penstemon, royal penstemon, sagebrush penstemon (Penstemon speciosus)
Penstemon speciosus
Common Names showy penstemon, royal penstemon, sagebrush penstemon
Family Figwort or Snapdragon
Flower Color Purple, blue
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
Syringa(Philadelphus lewisii)Philadelphus lewisii
Common Names Syringa
Family Hydrangea
Flower Color Cream white
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
Snake River phlox (Phlox colubrina)
Phlox colubrina
Common Names Snake River phlox
Family Phlox
Flower Color White to pink
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
pink heather(Phyllodoce breweri)Phyllodoce breweri
Common Names pink heather
Family Heath
Flower Color Pink
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
Red Heather (Phyllodoce empetriformis)Phyllodoce empetriformis
Common Names red heather
Family Heath
Flower Color Pink, purple
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata)Purshia tridentata
Common Names bitterbrush, antelope bitterbrush
Family Rose
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Nearby Camp Morrison.
Native Yes
Weed No
skunkbrush sumac (Rhus trilobata)Rhus trilobata
Common Names skunkbrush sumac
Family Sumac
Plant Type Shrub
Native
Golden Currant (Ribes aureum) 


Ribes aureum
Common Names golden currant
Family Gooseberry
Flower Color Yellowish
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Golden currant
Native Yes
Weed No
Wax Currant (Ribes cereum)Ribes cereum
Common Names wax currant
Family Gooseberry
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
Gooseberry (Ribes sp.)Ribes sp.
Common Names gooseberry
Family Gooseberry
Flower Color Green, Red
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
currant (Ribes spathianum)Ribes spathianum
Common Names currant
Family Gooseberry
Flower Color Black
Plant Type Shrub
Sticky Currant (Ribes viscosissimum)Ribes viscosissimum
Common Names sticky currant
Family Gooseberry
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Woods' rose(Rosa woodsii)Rosa woodsii
Common Names Woods' rose
Family Rose
Flower Color Pink
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
Rubus idaeus
Common Names red raspberry
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus)
 Rubus parviflorus
Common Names thimbleberry
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Red edible berries, very large leaves.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
coyote willow (Salix exigua)
Salix exigua
Common Names coyote willow
Family Willow
Flower Color -none-
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
willow (Salix sp.)
Salix sp.
Common Names willow
Family Willow
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall and many locations
Native Yes
Weed No
purple sage (Salvia dorrii var. carnosa)
Salvia dorrii var. carnosa
Common Names purple sage
Family Mint
Flower Color Purple
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
Blue elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea)Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea
Common Names blue elderberry
Family Honeysuckle
Flower Color Cream white
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)
Sambucus racemosa
Common Names red elderberry
Family Honeysuckle
Flower Color Cream white
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Pith in center of stem. Leaves: Pinnately divided
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Greasewood (Sarcobatus vermiculatus)Sarcobatus vermiculatus
Common Names greasewood
Family Goosefoot
Flower Color Pale yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description This plant is moderately poisonous to sheep and cattle if consumed in large amounts. Its toxicity increases as the plant matures.
Native Yes
Weed No
shiny-leaf spirea(Spiraea betulifolia)Spiraea betulifolia
Common Names shiny-leaf spirea
Family Rose
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
sub-alpine spirea (Spiraea densiflora)
Spiraea densiflora
Common Names sub-alpine spirea
Family Rose
Flower Color Pink
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
Douglas Spirea (Spiraea douglasii)Spiraea douglasii
Common Names Douglas Spirea
Family Rose
Flower Color Pink, rose
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Pyramid spirea (Spiraea pyramidata)Spiraea pyramidata
Common Names pyramid spirea
Family Rose
Flower Color Pink
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
Prince's plume (Stanleya pinnata)

Stanleya pinnata
Common Names Prince's plume
Family Mustard
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
snowberry (Symphoricarpos oreophilus)
Symphoricarpos oreophilus
Common Names snowberry
Family Honeysuckle
Flower Color White to pink
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Conspicuous white fruit.
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)
Toxicodendron rydbergii
Common Names poison ivy
Family Sumac
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed Can be
grouse whortleberry, red huckleberry (Vaccinium scoparium)
Vaccinium scoparium
Common Names grouse whortleberry, red huckleberry
Family Heath
Flower Color Red
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Leaves: Very small shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes
Weed No
huckleberry (Vaccinium sp)
Vaccinium sp
Common Names huckleberry
Family Heath
Flower Color Blue
Plant Type Shrub
Location McCall
Native Yes, Yes
Weed No

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